Carolyne Wright has published nine books and chapbooks of poetry. Her most recent
collection is MANIA KLEPTO: THE BOOK OF EULENE (WordTech Communications /
Turning Point Books, 2011). She is currently finishing her investigative memoir, THE ROAD
TO ISLA NEGRA, which won the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for nonfiction in progress. It is
about her experiences in Chile on a Fulbright-Hays grant during the presidency of Salvador
Allende and the changes in Chile since then.
Since moving back to her native Seattle, Wright has served on the faculty of the Northwest
Institute of Literary Arts’ Whidbey Writers Workshop low-residency MFA Program. Wright
has served as a visiting professor and poet at over a dozen colleges and universities in
the US, India and Bangladesh. She has presented at many writers’ conferences and poetry
festivals around the US.